Cape Verde: Halcyonair launches flights to Fogo and Maio islands

19 February 2009

Espargos, Cape Verde, 19 Feb – Air carrier Halcionair Cabo Verde Airways is due to launch two weekly flights to the islands of Fogo and Maio as of 28 February, the company said in a statement.

Cited by Cape Verdean news agency Inforpress, the statement said that the launch of the new flights was intended to improve the variety of routes offered by Halcyonair and, particularly because of the “huge demand and number of requests,” from the market.

Once the new routes are launched using an ATR-42-320 aircraft, with capacity for 48 passengers, Halcyonair will operate flights to six of the archipelago’s islands.

In partnership with a Cape Verdean tour operator Halcyonair’s aircraft will also operate a charter flight between the islands of Sal and Fogo on a Saturday.

Halcyonair Cabo Verde Airways launched its domestic flights on 31 July, 2008, operating daily to the islands of Sal, S. Vicente and Santiago, and three weekly flights to the island of Boa Vista. (macauhub)